The St Mark's Anglican Community School Council is committed to an ongoing building and refurbishment program to ensure that the School’s buildings and facilities are maintained to a high standard. This commitment has given the School the first class facilities necessary to be competitive locally and to continually grow and offer the best for our students from Kindergarten to Year 12.
The Chapel opened in 1999, the culmination of many years of anticipation and careful planning to ensure that is a place of beauty and peace. It stands on a high point of School land, and the cross, positioned at the apex of the roof, is a visible and constant reminder of the centrality of Christianity in the life and work of St Mark's.
School’s Performing Arts Complex, which opened in 1993, was named for the School's Foundation Principal (1986-2002) Barbara Godwin. The facility underwent a significant upgrade in 2012. The foyer, stage and backstage were refurbished to expand it to a 245 seat airconditioned theatre. The intimate theatre provides a perfect setting for School events and an opportunity to showcase the talents of our students in drama, dance and music.
In 2012, the School Council announced that it has named the School Hall (opened in 1990) the Ken Fairfield Hall. This is in recognition of the School's Foundation Bursar, Ken Fairfield, who helped lay the foundations of the strong financial position the School is in today.
The Len King Sports Pavilion opened in 2006. The spacious sporting facilities are complemented by a dance studio, a general purpose classroom and the adventure and challenge facilities such as the climbing wall, high ropes course and abseiling tower. These last facilities form part of the School's Outdoor Education program. The Pavilion is also used for whole-school gatherings and special events, including St Mark's Day celebrations, Speech Night and the Year 12 Valedictory. The building was named after Dr Len King, who served the St Mark's with distinction on the School Council from 1994 to 2002.
The new two-storey Library and Information Centre opened in September 2013. It provides a valuable resource for both students and teachers. It will add to the School’s already excellent facilities, enabling the School to continue its growth and offer the best for our students from Kindergarten to Year 12. In honour of Past Principal (2002-2012) Anthony Stopher's commitment to the project and in recognition of 25 dedicated years of service to the School, the Council named the Library complex "The Tony Stopher Library and Information Centre."
In December 2012, the School's Early Learning Centre underwent a refurbishment and upgrade, with additional shade and play facilities t added in early 2013. The Early Learning Centre caters specifically for students in Kindergarten, Pre-Primary and Year 1.
The Primary School buildings were completely rebuilt in 2009, with the new buildings completed in 2010. The Year 2-6 Primary School consists of blocks, comprising the Year 2/3 block, Year 5/6 block, the Year 4 rooms, a specialist Visual Arts facility, LOTE room, staff facilities and office space. The buildings are carefully designed to allow for flexible learning spaces, equipped with interactive technology and create a distinct and welcoming Primary School environment.
The purpose-built Year 7 building (Floreat Building) opened in 2009, coinciding with the transition of Year 7s to the Secondary School. The building comprises of six classrooms, all of which have movable partition doors to allow for flexible room sizes, and one large central area.
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As part of the School Council's ongoing commitment to the development of the School, the Alkimos building will undergo complete rebuild in 2015/6. The classrooms in the Alkimos building are among the oldest on the School grounds, and the planned improvements will add significantly to the School's facilities. Find out more.
St Mark's has established a School Building Fund to which parents are encouraged to donate. These funds will be used to maintain and extend the School's facilites in the future. The Fund is approved by the Australian Taxation Office, and therefore all donations over $2 are eligible tax deductions. Enquiries should be made to the Business Manager, via 9403 1300 or email@example.com.